On Friday, November 9, Flushing Town Hall celebrates Korean art with Light and Beat, which will showcase the unique and dynamic music of Korea.
“Flushing Town Hall is thrilled to be sharing incredible Korean artists through Light and Beat,” says Executive and Artistic Director Ellen Kodadek. “Audiences will be transported and moved by taking in the Samulnorisounds of Korean master drummers.”
Light and Beat is a celebration of the 40th anniversary a new genre of percussion music, Samulnori, that originated in Korea, and features a representative repertory of Korean traditional music. The show presents the highest level of traditional Korean art of drumming performed by Korean master drummers, Hyun Seunghun, Kim So Ra, and Kim Ji Hye, and haegeum(Korean fiddle) player Park Soo Ah. This program is co-presented by the Korean Cultural Center New York as part of KCCNY’s Open Stage 2018: Samulnori.
Band leader Kim So Ra is a multi-award-winning Korean traditional percussionist, composer and ambassador of Honam Province Jeongeup folk music. As one of the most skilled and prominent janggu (Korean double-headed drum) players in Korea, Kim is known for her genre-bending performances that combine Korean traditional sound with creative, charismatic, and modern interpretations. Recently, Kim has been selected as the only Korean artist to perform at WOMEX 2018, the World Music Expo, and 2018 Mundial Montreal World Music Market.
Tickets for Light and Beat are $16/$10 members & students/FREE for teens.You can access details by visitinghttp://www.flushingtownhall.org/or by calling (718) 463-7700 x222.